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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


‘Playcations’ Put the Fun in Long Summer Days

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-Vacation may not be in the cards for many people this summer, but a new national survey reports that Americans refuse to throw in the towel on fun, despite the state of the economy. The Dave & Buster's ...


Getaways – Going, Going, Gone – The Grand Canyon Goes Solar

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-The Grand Canyon, a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River is doing its part to go green. Arizona Public Service (APS) is bringing together two of the state's most recognizable features-the Grand Canyon and the sun-as the ...


10 Tips to Ease the Stress when Traveling with Your Pet

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Every Memorial Day, thousands of families hit the road for a getaway, and many opt to bring their four-legged friends. For those traveling with pets, additional preparation can make the difference between a stress-free holiday and a ...


Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips Help Gardeners ‘Go Green’

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-(MCT)-Kermit the Frog liked to say, "It's not easy being green." Little did he know that one day many of us would agree with him. Being "green" or eco-friendly is politically correct. Recycling. Low- or no-VOC paints. Hybrid ...


10 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road This Memorial Day

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2009-Nearly forty million drivers are expected to fill highways and byways this coming holiday weekend according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Memorial Day weekend is the third most perilous holiday for vehicular traffic. Thanksgiving holds the number ...


Seasonal Strategies – Bringing Health, Affordability and Fun to Backyard Barbeques

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-For many families, Memorial Day marks the official start of the grilling season. To help moms make fresh, affordable summer meals, Stop & Shop is offering easy ways to add healthy twists to the menu without adding ...


Go Beyond Bargain Hunting – 12 Easy Ways to Save Money

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-The first step to financial health is to create healthy savings and budget habits, according to the money experts at Bills.com, a free online personal finance portal and a subsidiary of the debt settlement firm Freedom Financial Network ...


Getaways – Top 10 Summer Road Trip Destinations

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-Clean out the cup holders and gas up the ride, as Hotwire.com, a leading travel discount site, revealed the top 10 summer road trip destinations for 2009."Consumers realize that they don't have to travel around the world ...


Social Networks – Not Just a Toy, but a ‘Must Have’ Tool

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De-Stress Your Day – 10 Minutes Is All You Need to Clear Your Mind

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2009-With negative news about the economy bombarding us on a daily basis, it is no wonder that many Americans feel stressed just trying to make it through their daily routine.  ...


Money Matters – Protecting Your Kids From Today’s Economic Woes

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2009-Whether you've been hit hard by the recession or not, kids and families may be reeling from the effects of the troubled times without a frame of reference for how tough it is out there.  ...


Seasonal Strategies – Get Your Vehicle in Gear for Summer Travel Season

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-With the summer travel season looming, AAA anticipates coming to the rescue of 7.3 million stranded motorists this summer. During the months of June, July and August, AAA expects a rise of nearly 1.5% in roadside assistance requests ...


Eating Healthy While Saving Money at the Grocery Is Possible with Strategic Shopping

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-"Shopping strategically at the grocery store to save money is not changing the way you eat, it is about changing the way you buy the food that you like," says Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom. "If you are ...


Getaways – Experiences Not to Be Missed When Visiting Europe

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-In honor of its 30 years of providing afforadable and quality travel expertise, STA Travel has put together a list of reasons to visit Europe.  ...


Top 10 Myths About Credit Scores Debunked

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-With many Americans considering a home purchase or refinance, seeking a new job, purchasing a new car, or striving to pay off credit card debt, 2009 might be the year of the credit score, said Bills.com president ...


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